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Constellation crossing

Feature image © Thomas Kirn

G-AHEM (cn 1978) ‘Balmoral II’, sister to our story’s aircraft G-AHEL ‘Bangor II’.

Constellation crossing

It’s not widely known that BOAC, forerunner of British Airways, continued to fly global services throughout World War 2 – and by 1945 no airline had more experience crossing the Atlantic. 2,634 more words


What are British Airways' plans for the refurbishment and retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet?

We’ve received a lot of search enquiries of late regarding BA’s Boeing 747 fleet. We suspect this may be in part due to the condition of some of them! 784 more words


Man who doesn't understand geography cancels $80K safari, sues travel agent

It’s never polite to make assumptions about people you don’t know, but we’re gonna guess that Matthew Goldstein didn’t win his high school’s geography bee. The New York man canceled his $80,000 African safari honeymoon because he was terrified that he and his new bride would contract Ebola, even though their destination was thousands of miles from the affected countries. 319 more words


British Airways denies paying £1 million to staff for spying

British Airways has denied paying £1 million in compensation over use of private investigators to spy on its staff.

The airline allegedly authorised investigators to spy on 10 members of staff in 2011, when the airline faced industrial action backed by workers union Unite. 211 more words


Transcontinental Love And The 23000 Feet Lunch Over The Atlantic

I firmly believe that there’s always time for a quick lunch and a quick hug.


As I fly from London to Mexico City, through the window I can only see bright puffy clouds covering Greenland’s coast (or so my monitor says) still 6:53 hours left of this 11 hour journey. 501 more words


Get €160 worth of points (=8,000 Avios) for 3 stays with Le Club Accor

Le Club Accor have launched a new promotion offering 8,000 points (worth €160) with three stays at any participating Accor group property.

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The 'Social' Travel Agent!

A Twitter friend of mine @ian_vaughan recently messaged me with his exciting new website and asked me to take a look. I’m not a web designer, and even hesitate to offer much more than a consumers perspective on these sorts of things, but I must say what I saw really impressed me. 431 more words